Paetow cruises past Cedar Park in Division I Region III semifinal

WALLER – Soon after lacking five games owing to harm, Katy Paetow operating again Jacob Brown has little by little been performing his way back into early season kind.

In opposition to Cedar Park, he quickly located his groove.

Brown took an within handoff and rumbled 72 yards for a touchdown on the next perform of the match to set the tone as Paetow overpowered Cedar Park 65-14 in a Course 5A Division I Location III semifinal playoff match at Waller ISD Stadium.

Brown rushed 14 moments for 241 yards and 4 scores to direct a dominant Panthers performance that observed contributions from the defense and particular teams. Paetow improves to 12-1 on the season and awaits Hightower in the subsequent spherical. The Panthers discover by themselves in the region remaining in only their fourth 12 months as a varsity program.

“I am very happy of their effort,” Paetow head mentor B.J. Gotte said. “They set a goal early past calendar year that they required to get back again and make a operate that we didn’t get to make past year owing to COVID. Our senior leaders have been with us since the beginning, and I enjoy their poise, self esteem and perform ethic.”

No one’s worked more difficult to get back than Brown. The senior has been hobbled by a tissue bruise most of the yr but has been a large element in the Panthers’ initial three playoff wins. His 241 rushing yards was a season higher.

“Today was electric powered,” Brown mentioned. “The way the coaches and trainers had been with me was inspiration to get back again and now that I’m back again, it feels great.”

As fantastic as Brown was, Paetow also got two touchdown passes from C.J. Dumas, a punt return landing from Kole Wilson and an interception return for a touchdown from Daymion Sanford. The Panthers’ protection picked off Timberwolves quarterback Joshua Pell 4 situations.

“We cling our hat on our defense.” Gotte mentioned. “It was fantastic workforce football, and all 11 fellas actually did their occupation of locating the soccer nowadays.”

Cedar Park under no circumstances got any sustained momentum likely right after slipping behind early. Soon after Dumas hit Wilson for a 22-property touchdown to give Paetow a 13- direct midway through the 1st quarter, the Timberwolves went on their finest push of the game. Pell related with Nicholas Grullon for a 7-property touchdown pass and the lead was 13-7 heading to the 2nd quarter.

Brown scampered 25 yards for a rating on a fourth-down enjoy to extend the guide to 20-7. That’s when Panther defensive again Kentrell Webb built the to start with of his two interceptions – this just one in the conclusion zone to conclude Cedar Park’s upcoming drive.

Dumas observed Wilson yet again on a completely thrown 35-lawn touchdown move and later Anthony Fuentes produced a 36-garden area aim to give Paetow a 30-7 halftime guide.

Any probability for a Timberwolves comeback was speedily finished by Brown touchdown runs of 11 and 59 yards early in the third quarter. Later on in the quarter, Sanford experienced his interception return for a touchdown and Wilson ended the scoring with a twisting and turning 75-yard punt return.

Cedar Park, last year’s 5A Division I condition runner-up, finishes the period at 7-6.

“At this amount there are no uncomplicated wins,” Gotte mentioned. “Cedar Park is a storied plan and were in the point out championship game past yr and participate in with a great deal of pleasure. We knew we’d will need to be prepared to go.”